The Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO) has an Organics Diversion component for businesses with a food permit. Starting October 1, 2016, food permitted facilities are required to establish programs to divert organic material (such as food or yard trimmings). Affected properties are phased in by size: properties over 15,000 sq. ft. – Oct. 2016; properties over 5,000 sq. ft. – Oct. 2017; and all properties – Oct. 2018.